This code reads a.txt file


$file_path = 'a.txt';
$file_handle = fopen($file_path, 'r');
$text_data = fread($file_handle, filesize($file_path));
print $text_data;


I want to upload this text file using the code given below and want to read the uploaded file when I hit submit button. I know there is a problem in this code that's why it is not working. pls help me to do that.


<form action="" method="post"
<label for="file">Filename:</label>
<input type="file" name="file" id="file"><br>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">


you need to process the file first and then read... something like this, but you need to check if the form has been submitted..

    ## define target directory for you the uploaded file
    $file_directory = 'someDirectory';

    if(isset($_POST['submit']) && ($_FILES["file"]["error"] > 0)){

    ## move the uploaded file to your specified location, if there is no problem on submit
     move_uploaded_file($_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"], $file_directory .'/'. $_FILES["file"]["name"]);


     echo 'No file uploaded at this time';


     ## to read the file
     ## double check and make sure the file exist in file_directory, before opening it

     if (file_exists($file_directory .'/' . $_FILES["file"]["name"])) {
       ## put your text file reader function Here..

Thanks veedeoo. Problem is solved. :-)